Mike Hesson, the director of cricket operations for RCB, recently discussed the selection of Karthik before the IPL 2022. The team management found the wicketkeeper-batter to be incredibly determined, and he wanted to push his case to play for India, he claimed in an interview with the Times of India.
Karthik, who has had an incredible run in the most recent Indian Premier League, has finished this season with 287 runs at a strike rate of 191.
He played a vital finishing position for Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout his outstanding IPL season. Indian selectors were driven to re-enter him into the team due to his IPL performance. And you know what? Karthik did not let us down. In every game, he was allowed to bat at No. 6, and he did so while maintaining a high strike rate.
He has made a comeback on the national stage before, though, not this time. Even before MS Dhoni, Karthik made his debut, and he is still playing. Even though Karthik was one of the top scorers on the domestic circuit, the Dhoni factor significantly impacted his career because he was never considered India’s top wicketkeeper batter.
‘Dinesh Karthik wanted to come on board and push his case to play for India’: Mike Hesson
Dinesh Karthik played a vital finishing position for Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout his outstanding IPL season.
Mike Hesson Remark “DK returns from the wilderness. We discussed offering clear guidelines and roles. So he could plan with true intent.
“The consequences are visible to all, not just in the IPL but also on the Indian side. We contacted DK before the auction and discovered he was extremely determined to attend and do well.”
“He wanted to join the team and make his case for playing for India in a specific role. We both got on board once we realized he was a tremendously motivated guy who wanted to perform better and work extremely hard, and we needed a finisher. We were very clear about the role we wanted him to play and told him, this is it.”
Karthik scored 330 runs in 7 innings at a staggering strike rate of 183.33. His average of 55 was higher than the stalwarts in Virat Kohli (22.73) and Rohit Sharma (19.14).